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conclusion concerning current u.s. ambassador to united nations susan rice. >> i will do everything in my power to black her from being the united states secretary of state. she's not qualified. >> jon: that's senator john mccain continuing his seven year quest to negate every good thing he'd ever done prior to that. (laughter) this time leading the charge to preempt as an of now hypothetical obama nomination for secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. why? because five days after the benghazi attacks, susan rice went on the sunday talk shows and said this: . >> the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. that what happened initially was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> jon: (whit perking) we know that that's wrong now. and we now know many in the obama administration knew immediately that that statement was wrong. that the attackers were not angry film critics. (laughter) but al qaeda or one of al qaeda's able a. teams, the ansar al-sharia mud hens. (laughter) so susa
and a cacophony of criticism. in a letter to the president today, u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote, "the position of secretary of state should never be politicized. i am saddened that we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate." and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: just weeks ago, rice, a tough and smart rising star in the obama administration, was the president's top choice to serve as the next secretary of state. but she drew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points from the intelligence community that seemed to critics to downplay the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in benghazi, libya. >> what this began as was a spontaneous -- >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before and we're not even close to getting basic answers. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american p
seems set to nominate john kerry as his next secretary of state. united nations ambassador susan rice was the expexed choice, but you remember she pulled her name out of the running because of the controversy over her comments in the wake of the benghazi attacks. the formal announcement could come this week. >>> outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton, is resting at home after suffering a concussion. she has been battling a stomach virus and fainted. her office said it's not severe, but clinton will be forced to skip her appearance in front of the house foreign relations committee this week. she was expected to testify on thursday about the attack in benghazi, libya, on september 11th. >>> no child should ever have to go through what the children at sandy hook elementary school went through. and now the children who survived that must get through the days ahead with what they've endur endured. a lot of us are having difficult conversations with our children, with our framilies and we're having conflicted feelings. i want to bring in eric fisher to talk about this. we talked durin
nations ambassador, susan rice, was the top favorite. how effective will john kerry be? >> he has great spirits. in a sense, the obama administration has used him very effectively in the past four years. he was first on the ground in copenhagen with the climate change negotiations. he was inserted into the troubled relationship the united states has with pakistan. he has had effective conversations with president karzai, and he did some yeoman's work when it came to negotiations with south sudan. he has made his mark already in terms of conflict reduction, crisis mitigation. i think he will carry that experience into his new position. >> nevertheless, some would say he has enormous shoes to fill. hillary clinton has almost got a cult following among some people. how is his style going to be different to hers? >> you are talking about a man who ran for president in 2004. >> she tried to do that, too. >> he has his own persona, but he is quite experienced on a national stage, on a global stage, so i do not think he will shrink from the spotlight. >> but does he have that sort of personali
: breaking news for you right now. the u.s. abide to the united nations, susan rice, officially withdrawing her name for consideration of secretary of state. breaking news, why would she do that? jonathan hunt is in studio with me. this has been a controversial situation because as we know, a couple of days afterlet benghazi attacks, susan rice was sent out on five sunday talk shows and said it was because of a spontaneous reaction from an anti-muslim videotape. many thought it could have been a terrorist attack and her name was floated. what do you make of this? >> it became clear quickly it was going to be very difficult for the embassador to the united nations to get the nomination as secretary of state and to get it through because so many republicans were infuriated by the comments she made. the questions were asked, why was she the one put out there? why did secretary of state hillary clinton not take to the sunday talk shows circuit but whatever the reasons behind it, the blowback was so great it was difficult to see her being actually cleared as the next secretary of state. interest
tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica political. i'm sad we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate. and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged. very politica political, very distracting. very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >>reporter: just weeks ago rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points on the intelligence community that seemed to critic to down play the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in libya. >> what this began as was spontaneous. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before. we are not even close to guest the basic answers. >> it's clear the information that she gave the american people was in correct. >>reporter: th
a front-runner for the job after the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, withdrew her name from consideration last week. during the announcement the president indicated that kerry's senate career makes him more than capable for the job. >> in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career and as chairman of the foreign relations committee, john's played a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years. as we turn the page on a decade of war, he understands that we've got to harness all elements of american power and ensure that they're working together. >> secretary clinton wasn't present for the announcement. she's still recovering from a concussion. but in a statement she said that kerry is an excellent choice. north korean state media is reporting a u.s. citizen has been arrested in north korea for committing an unspecified crime. they say a tour guide entered north korea more than a month ago, was eventually detained after evidence was uncovered of some sort of crime. this comes ten days after a u.s. official said an american with a similar name w
to the united nations, susan rice comes under fire again. this time, it's over rwanda. let's go "outfront. >>> good evening, welcome, everyone. "outfront" tonight breaking news, president obama puts the syrian president on notice. the president is reacting to new evidence that assad's regime has started mixing chemicals to make deadly sarin gas, adding to its massive stockpile of chemical weapons. >> and today i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> assad is on the edge of president obama's so-called red line against syria. the president said this summer that syria's use or movement of chemical weapons could mean u.s. intervention. so outfront tonight, barbara star. how exactly -- how clear is the evidence that they are moving in a new step with chemical weapons. >> it was just over the weekend in the last few days the intelligence began coming in.
. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: united nations' ambassador susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. rice withdrew her name thursday considering she'd face an uphill fight with senate republicans. she said this to nbc news. >> because i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. >> reporter: gop lawmakers are upset over rice's explanation on the coordinated terrorist attack on the consulate in benghazi libya. the assault killed ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >> we did not have information at present that leads us to c n conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: arizona not john mccain led the charge saying rice and mislead the nation. >> it is clear the information she gave was incorrect. >> while the president never nominated rice to replace the outgoing hillary clinton as secretary of state, she was clearly his top pick. he even lashed out at his gop opponent suggesting they were in for a bigger fight. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador app
week had the ambassador to the united nations susan rice took herself out of contention. nbc news confirming president obama will nominate john kerry to be the next secretary of state to succeed hillary clinton. we will keep you updated on that situation. >>> turning now to the tragedy in newtown, which happened a week ago today. the nra is due to make its first official statement in about half an hour. we'll have that for you live. a moment of silence for the 26 victims was held at 9:30 this morning all across the country. >>> that is the newtown united methodist church where bells tolled 26 times. fire fighters were overcome with emotion during the moment of silence at the newtown fire house and many had responded to the scene at the school a week ago. a large group gathered in prayer at the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the nasdaq put up a sign that said moment for sandy hook on their digital display outside the building. [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into
's danielle lee as more. >> reporter: united nations ambassador susan rice was seen as president obama's favorite to follow secretary of state hillary clinton. now she has withdrawn her name from consideration. in an exclusive interview with nbc's brian williams for rock center, rice explained her decision. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: president obama accepted her decision and praised rice during an interview with nbc affiliate kcra. >> she's done an outstanding job. i could not be prouder with her. >> reporter: rice was widely criticized by republicans who accused her of downplaying the september 11th attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. rice attributed the attacks to an angry mob. later, it was revealed that u.s. intelligence knew al qaeda was involved. rice said she was not given that information. some republicans said they would block her no, ma'am nation to become secretary of state. >> today i made
. carrying u.n. ambassador to the united nations, he and susan rice were both seen as candidates to replace hillary clinton. he became the highest post as susan rice rescinded her name from the nomination. >>> the number of people killed after typhoon bofa slammed into the southern phillipines earlier this month has risen to more than 1,000, the high casualty rate attributed to the government's failure to distribute mats to residents. it forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and more than 6 million people are in need of assistance. it's feared the number of dead will rise further as more than 800 people remain missing. they say the government failed to distribute hazard maps to the town that it drew up several years ago. they have asked the nation's parliament to launch an investigation. another typhoon hit the same island last december, killing 1,200 people. a second consecutive year of serious typhoon damage is fueling criticism of the government's lax anti-disaster measure. >>> next, world weather in tokyo looking quite different today. yesterday it was nice and sunny. >> hi
nations ambassador, susan rice. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job that she's done. [applause] gwen: by the way, that was hillary clinton who started that round of applause around the cabinet table. but if they're applauding on capitol hill, they're doing it very quietly, as republican senators make their doubts known loud and clear. at issue -- rice's role in providing a preliminary and ultimately incorrect explanation of the circumstances surrounding the attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, in libya, that resulted to the death of four americans including the u.s. ambassador. >> bottom line -- i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi, libya, by ambassador rice, i think does not do justice to the reality at the time, and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. but here's the key -- in real time it was a statement disconnected from reality. gwen: back to our original question, gloria, which we asked about the fiscal cliff, which is, how much of this is about policy, how much of i
nations, susan rice, has now withdrawn her name for nomination for the u.s. secretary of state cabinet post. you know the story. she's been under fire in really the weeks since september 11th of this year and the aftermath of the attacks on benghazi and libya that killed the ambassador there and several others. so she's come under fire because of the administration's response. we've seen many veteran senators very critical of her, including senators john mccain and lindsey graham. they will have much more on "the situation room" as this news is just coming out, what this means. let me get to the statement here, the statement from the white house. quote, i spoke to ambassador rice and accepted her decision to remove her name -- this is the president -- remove her name from consideration for secretary of state. it goes on. for two decades susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant. as my ambassador to the united nations, she plays a role in american's interest. she has secured international support in sanctions against korea and stood up f
to get done as a country. >> reporter: currently, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice was considered first in line to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. but republican opposition mounted after she led the obama administration's response to the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> what this began as was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> reporter: republicans say her answers were untruthful. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers we got and some we didn't get. >> reporter: president obama issued a statement praising rice and citing "unfair and misleading attacks on her." rice's withdrawal makes massachusetts senator john kerry the leading contender to be nominated as secretary of state. kerry said little. susan rice will remain as ambassador to the united nations. in what is being perceived as a presidential gesture of support, president obama will meet with ambassador rice. sunny hostin, abc news, new york. >>> other big political news this morning, state governments must decide
ambassador susan rice, has transmitted word to the president of the united states that she is withdrawing her own name from any future consideration for nomination to become perhaps the next secretary of state. >> jennifer: wow! and then president obama in response to her letter, released a statement saying... >> jennifer: he is, of course, referring to the relentless attacks from republicans who suggested that she purposely misled the country about the benghazi attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens. joining me now is bill press. he's most of current tv's "full court press." he's author of "the obama hate machine." the lies, distortions and personal attacks on the president and who is behind them and he's somebody who follows this stuff night and day in d.c. bill, so glad to have you back inside "the war room." especially on an unbelievable news breaking day like today. >> bill: hey governor, it is great to join you. thank you. >> jennifer: are you surprised by susan rice dropping out? >> bill: you
states ambassador to the united nations, ambassador susan rice, has transmitted word to the president of the united states that she is withdrawing her own name from any future consideration for nomination to become perhaps the next secretary of state following hillary rodham clinton. >> that was the news broken today by nbc at 3:40 in the afternoon. susan rice remains the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. and a high-profile one at that. she's known for being very close to president obama, a long-time friend and ally for the president. she's also known for being blunt. and for being aggressively intelligent. she is a rhodes scholar. she's stanford educated. she was on the national security council staff and served as assistant secretary of state in the clinton administration. she was unanimously confirmed in 2009 for the post she holds now as the u.n. ambassador. when hillary clinton made clearer than clear that she would not stay on for a second term as secretary of state, susan rice's name was floated basically immediately as a potential nominee for that job. hers was not the on
names bandied by for secretary of state, senator john kerry on the left, embassy to the united nations susan rice on the right. which one do you think has the better odds? let you know a couple of secrets coming back. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> congressional republicans have made it clear, they'd like john kerry and not susan rice to be the next secretary of state. of course president obama has not announced his nominee yet, but miss rice and mr
of the running. united nations ambassador susan rice has been under withering assault from the republicans over her response to september terror attack in benghazi, libya. get the latest from the chief white house correspondent ed henry. good evening. >> good evening. this is a dramatic shift. the president caving on someone who he really wanted to install as the next secretary of state. i'm told by the top democrats he has been agonizing over this, privately in recent days because he wanted to give her this promotion. we know in the first post election news conference the president very aggressively defended susan rice against the attacks from republicans on the hill. over whether or not she misled the public about benghazi. saying i have every confidence he is can serve our country now and years in come. we reported earlier today this the top democrats tell me they believe that susan rice is a contender to become the national security advisor here at the white house. the key that she would not need senate confirmation for the post. rice noting to letter to the president potential filibuster f
. >>> late today the president accepted united nations ambassador susan rice's decision to remove her name from consideration for secretary of state. >>> fox news reports that senator john kerry is being talked up in the administration as likely nominee pour that position. >>> home repossessions hit a nine-month high in november even as foreclosure filings fell to the lowest level in six years. courting to realtytrac number of homes in the process fell to the lowest level in six years. that is the latest from fox business network, giving you the power to prosper david: well the "wall street journal" poll of economists found a majority of those polled oppose the fed's continuation of money printing and bonn buying like was announced yesterday. one of the most influential of these voices, john silvia, managing director and chief economist for wells fargo in yesterday's "wall street journal" mr. sylvia said the fed's bond buying is quote, distorting market prices and creating problems in the future. the fed needs to back away and let interest rates rise just a bit. here is explain the risk we
an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >>> susan rice, the united states ambassador to the united nations has asked obama to no longer consider her as a possible secretary of state to replace hillary clinton who admitted that she wants out at the end of this first term. the president issued a letter in return saying that he's reluctant reluctantly accepted her decision. you're getting more information on why she made this decision and announced it today. elise, what do you hear? >> that's right. i just spoke to someone familiar with her situation and basically it's a lot of what she said in the letter. she felt like this whole campaign against her really unprecedented in its scope for a nominee of secretary of state was a manufactured distraction and what this person told me is ambassador rice has a lot of honor, a lot of dignity and patriotism and she was determined to put her country first. this person -- wolf, i've been speaking to ambassador rice's aides, people that have worked with her at the u.n. over the last couple of weeks and months since this happened and they feel as
, ambassador susan rice, has transmitted word to the president of the united states that she is withdrawing her own name from any future consideration for nomination to become perhaps the next secretary of state following hillary rodham clinton. in the letter to the president, and ambassador rice has subsequently spoke tonight president, "i'm highly honored to be kbird you for appoint as secretary of state. the position of secretary of state" is she goes on to say, "should never be poll lit side. i'm sanded we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate." those all direct quotes from her letter to the president. we are joined in our washington bureau by the moderator of "meet the press," david greglism goes back, follows a chain of event these starts on 9/11 of this year. u.s. con sur late and benghazi, the killing of three american he is a-- americans and then on yor program, the ambassador to the u.n. was selected as the emissary for the government and really this story starts there. >> it does. because after the death of our ambassador, chris stevens and others, as
, quote, genuinely conflicted over whether to pick kerry or united nations ambassador susan rice. president obama said yesterday that republican attacks against susan rice will not influence his decision. jo ari, what do you make of the chuck hagel situation with his name floating into the mix now? >> i thinkç it's a good faith efforts to take in a wide range of views. we know that president obama in his first term, obviously, went with secretary gates despite his ties to republican foreign policy. hagel is more of a progressive voice, but i'm not sure that a second-term obama presidency reaches back to another republican defense figure. >> and as to the john kerry/susan rice dilemma that the president faces, he says that the attacks on susan rice won't affect his decision one way or another. it won't force his hand to nominate her, and it won't affect his decision to go with senator kerry, if that's what he chooses to do. is he going to be able to incredibly present his choice as his real first choice under these circumstances? >> well, that's the problem with this town, right
. wait until you see how it ended. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. united nations ambassador susan rice is out of the running. to be the next secretary of state. she asked president obama to take her off the list and he says he has accepted her decision. but he is blasting her republican critics for what he calls unfair and misleading attacks on rice. some republican senators threb to block rice's because of her comments about that attack on the outpost in benghazi. terrorists killed our u.s. ambassador to it libya chris stevens and three other americans on september 11th of this year. three days later ambassador rice went on the talk show circuit and said several times u.s. officials believed the violence was a spontaneous reaction over protests to anti-muslim video not a preplanned terrorist attack. intelligence officials say they gave her those talking points but those opponents did not back down and today ambassador rice sent the letter to the president, quote: i am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly to you and
: the the presiding officer: the >> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, withdrew consideration to be secretary of state in president obama's second term. a group of republican senators said they would oppose her if nominated because of the comment made on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. she said it was, quote, spontaneously reaction to an anti-islam video. in a letter withdrawing consideration, see san said, quote, if nominated, i'm convinced the confirmation process would be lengthy and costly to you and our most pressing priorities. read the entire letter to the on c-span.org. more on that attack in benghazi next week. secretary of state, hillary clinton, testified before the house florida affairs committee. we'll have that live on the c-span networks and c-span.org. here's a look at the prime time programming across the c-span networks. >> i've been on that bus. they are just as good as gold. >> all of us, i think, in the country were starting to people coming out and talking about their experience, this phenomena, that so many of us experienced in one way or anot
, washington is still abuzz this morning from the diplomatic shocker, u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, taking herself out of the running. will not succeed secretary of state hillary clinton. she explained it in a letter to president obama. she said, the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. that tradeoff is simply not worth it to our country she said. we have the latest from washington. and susan rice is going to meet with the president today. >> she is going to meet with the president today, john. she spoke with him yesterday before she sent that letter, obviously, a very disappointing day for susan rice. really, her whole life had helped to be secretary of state. i talked to some of her aides yesterday. they said she has been thinking about it for several weeks. she was up, she thought ultim e ultimately she could be confirmed. after things started piling on beyond benghazi, they did the math and they think susan rice had a very good record at the u.n. she was instrumental in p
to the united nations susan rice if president obama nominates her to be the next secretary of state. mccain and his senate colleagues joe lieberman and lindsey graham sat down with piers morgan today. they are sometimes called the three amigos. >> it's christmas coming. what would you most like politically as a gift. if the president destbestowed y with a gift, what would it be? >> i think all americans, a resolution of the issue of the fiscal cliff so people can live next year with a sense of predictability, with a sense that they will have a growing economy and peace in the world. >> and a place on this committee? >> i think it would be fun to do. >> i take this as a yes. >> piers is joining us now here in "the situation room." good to have you. >> such an honor to be here in your extraordinary empire. >> let's talk a little bit about senator mccain. do you think he wants to be on the foreign relations committee in part because of potential susan rice nomination as secretary of state? >> i think that and also the three of them have immersed themselves in foreign policy for so long. he
. come back with more and we'll have you again. thank you so much. >>> united nations ambassador susan rice and whether race plays into the criticism. i'll speak with ben jealous here in the next hour of "weekends with alex witt." with the spark miles card from capital one, thor gets great rewards for his small business! your boa! [ garth ] thor's small business earns double miles on every purchase, every day! ahh, the new fabrics. put it on my spark card. ow. [ garth ] why settle for less? the spiked heels are working. wait! [ garth ] great businesses deserve great rewards. [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ cheers and applause ] >>> good day to all of you. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're going to get to what's happening out there. sharp words from a key negotiator as we inch closer to the fiscal cliff. timothy geithner on the president's offer to to republicans followed by a response from grover norquist. >> we're trying to make it mo
. there is speculation whether united nations ambassador susan rice will replace hillary clinton. john kerry is also up for the post replacing leon panetta. he could tap into chuck habel. >> the president has a lot of good people to choose from. he wants to put together a team. especially with international affairs. a team that overall going into the second term doesn't look like a second team, looks like a group of second stringers. >> tim geithner will stay on until the inauguration. white house chief of staff jack lew is mentioned as a replacement. >>> lawmakers said they ignored warnings about a hurricane hitting the big apple. they said it as question of time before a hurricane flooding the subway system and causing power outages in new york city. they went unheeded because of budget cuts and skepticism about a likely storm. super storm sandy is blamed for causing 125 deaths and second costliest disaster in history. >>> this is the the first hack-a-thon this weekend. this is at the library. the goal of the competition was to create fun and apps available through county record. >> we have seen inte
nations ambassador susan rice asked president obama to her name from consideration to become the next secretary of state. the an rice was criticized for her public explanation of the deadly benghazi terrorist act which, of course, turned out to be false. and now our political insiders, john leboutillier, and pat caddell, and doug schoen, a fox news contributor and former pollster for bill clinton. doug, the op-ed of the mat not, is a full cheerleader for president obama and i fell out of the chair and broke my elbow when i read this op-ed that rips into susan rice for being best friends with brutal african dictators. dow jones industrial>>doug: a ne same point and our colleagues' sense, that was the end. the president understood he could not go forward with her after that. it was only a matter of time. >> this was a piece in the "wall street journal" and that devastated her, and today in the "new york times", the story in the review section "worst war in the world is in congo" she has been supporting the president who is is a former client of he. she should have been out of office and
greater? i don't think so. i'm hopeful they will rise to the occasion. >> this afternoon united nations susan rice withdrew her name for consideration to be the next secretary of state. writing to president obama saying if nominates i'm convinced the time will be lengthy and costly to you. the president accepting rice's letter saying i spoke with susan rice and accepted her decision to remove her name for secretary of state the secretary of state clinton will testify a week from day on the attacks of benghazi. on capitol hill today, just this afternoon within the last couple of minutes word that speaker boehner will meet with president obama about the fiscal cliff and negotiations in the speaker office september out a message theying that speaker boehner will meet with the president at the white house. we'll keep you posted on that. here's is a look at prime time programming. we'll get the updates on the fiscal cliff on c-span. c-span 3 has a look at the deletes of the nation's infrastructure. all of that getting under way at 8:00 p.m. eastern on the c-span networks. >> my inspiration w
rice--the us ambassador to the united nations--is thought to be a leading contender. but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the us consulate in libya. >> when they go after the un ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> senator john mccain jokingly gave the cabinet post nod to democrat john kerry, the senate foreign relations committee chairman. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and would be easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> kerry is also listed as a potential defense secretary to replace leon panetta. it's a list that includes michele flournoy, who held what's considered the number three job at the pentagon. senior democrats say deputy defense secretary ashton carter is on the list, and former nebraska senator chuck hagel--- a republican-- could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> treasury secretary tim geithner has
: susan rice has done a great job as our be ambassador to the united nations. and of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president. >> paul: and the secretary of state hillary clinton reacting to talk to president obama may nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace her. rice made the rounds on capitol hill on tuesday in an attempt to ease republican concerns and smooth the way for potential cabinet nomination, just one of the positions that president obama will have to fill on his national security team in his second term. we're back with dan henninger and mary anastasia o'grady and bret stevens joins the panel. is there a case for susan rice as secretary of state. >> senator john mccain and susan ayotte feel they have a case again her in relates to benghazi before the election because susan rice after the incident happened, that the murder of ambassador stevens went on the sunday morning talk shows and said that the demonstrations were related to the islamic video that some kid in california made. and what they want to know is why susan rice, u.n. ambassador, was se
stories making news in the united states tonight. >>> susan rice, the united states ambassador to the united nations will not be the next secretary of state. a somewhat surprising move in a letter to the president, president obama, she withdrew her name from consideration today. she says she's concerned that her criticism of her handling of the attack in benghazi would lead to a lengthy and disruptive confirmation process. the president will meet with rice tomorrow at the white house. >>> and speaking of white house meetings, president obama and house speaker john boehner met at the white house for about an hour tonight. an important meeting and we're glad it was an hour. maybe they can get something done on the fiscal cliff. the hope is that they'll have a meeting of the minds on the tax hikes and the automatic spending cuts that are set to strike the united states in the beginning of january. time is running out. the fiscal cliff is 19 days away. and our jessica yellin reports that some in washington believe that a deal has to be done by tomorrow in order to get it through co
. >>> united nations ambassador susan rise with drew her name for the next consideration for security of state. deeply regrets the unfair and misleading attacks on her. rice has been -- rather than being a terror attack. senator john carry is now the first choice when hillary clinton leaves. >>> we have video here of john boehner leaving for that white house meeting with the president. the two are attempts to negotiate a budget deal. finger pointing from both sides continues. >> the president still isn't serious about dealing with this issue here. it's this issue. spending. >> speaker boehner can't ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >>> january 1st is a deadline. if republicans and democrats fail to reach an agreement, spending cuts and tax increases will kick in. >> that sent stocks lower. >>> there's been a shuffle in the board room at yahoo. the board is parting ways with two other directors. she admired him for his sense of great products. the new google maps application is available for i phone users again. google maps would no longer be available. ap
yesterday. susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations withdrew her name from consideration yesterday after a standoff with republicans led by senator mccain. who vowed to block her nomination. after notifying the president, rice sat down with nbc's brian williams to explain her decision. >> i made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the american people that i not continue to be considered by the president for nomination as secretary of state because i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> the controversy surrounding rice stems from her september appearance on the sunday morning talk shows where she repeatedly characterized a terror attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi as a protest gone wrong. a statement from the white house maintains her comments were based on intelligence she had at the time. rice explained why it was she and not secretary clinton an
at john kerry for a possible secretary of state. or he may go with susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. president obama meets with two very different groups. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff conference. and remember he meets with them top ceo's. coming up the one issue where president obama is refusing to budge in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> right now 5:07. we want to check back in with tara who is in for sal. definitely wet roads out there. >> reporter: we do have an accident to report. this is a big rig verses a small pickup truck and an ambulance is on the way. we understand there are injuries involved. here it is right here. 880 northbound near the grand avenue exit. we had somebody needs an ambulance basically. we are keeping an eye on it. all right. up next we will take a live look at 280 in san jose. you can see traffic is actually flowing nicely in both directions. and it's 5:08 let's check in with steve. >> thank you tara. >>> our system is finally moving. this is the last one. it cannot hold a candle to the three that came in before. i
: the likely short list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton is politically charged. susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, is thought to be a leading contender. some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. >> thank you very much, mr. secreta secretary. >> reporter:. i. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and would be easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> reporter: it is a list that includes michelle flournoy who held the number three job at the pentagon. ashton carter is on the list, and former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner said he will stay at his post until at least inauguration. president obama's chief of staff jack lew is often named as a possible replacement. a poll
we are definitely looking out for you. >> sean: this is a fox news aler. susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations were you her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state in a letter to president obama, rice wrote, quote, i am fully confident that i could serve our country ably and effectively in that role. however, if nominated, i am now convinced that the confirmation process would be leath -- lengthy, disruptive and costly to you and our most pressing national and international priorities and that is not worth it to our country. this comes in the wake of republican lawmakers, expressing opposition to her potential nomination because of comments show made five days after four americans were killed in a blatant terrorist attack in benghazi in september. ambassador rice blamed all the violence on a youtube video, when all the evidence showed this was absolutely not trough. president obama responded to the letter earlier today and said the attacks on ambassador rice in recent weeks have been both unfair and misleading. but get this, in typical fash
is talked up within the administration as a more likely nominee for secretary of state over susan rice, the current u.s. ambassador not united nations. a new study suggests this christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years. aaa predicts more than 93 million americans hitting the highways over the holidays, just 400,000 people shy of the record set in 2006. we continue our count down to the closing bell with the woman who likes her politics the same hi way likes her martinis, shaken, not stirred. liz: no, a mojito, light on the rum, adam. get it right. >> you look like a vodka woman to me, i don't know. liz: never. can't deal with that. a rough year for jcpenney, but things changing. the stock popped, but now the stock is up more than 17% this week alone. nicole? >> what a run for a company that's been struggling, sales dwindle, less traffic, ron johnson figuring out a way to get this one to be a win ere. the stocks today here is up 7%. why is that? well, nina garcia, call it the nina garcia bongs. basically, nina garcia, a fashionista, involved with elm is a judge on "proj
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